Tonight was a pleasant surprise – went out with Nick and his friend to a place called Wally’s Cafe and a bunch of Berklee students were ripping it up. What we thought was going to be jazz, turned out to be some very solid Funk Fusion. Although the guitar player was a bit too clean… Satriani rock sort. The sax, which I generally do not digest, was solid. Drums and bass were nice – not too overpowering, but definitely setting the tone. Overall, good stuff. Made me want to play again.
I am thinking – what if I could get a bunch of people together every day for lunch? Literally, like 40 minutes – as if we were doing jazz workshop back in highschool. That could be so much fun…
This is neat – my childhood friend from Russia got interviewed:
Strange, but really good to hear his voice. I really should go back and visit them…
Since I got more involved in marketing/sales, I’ve come to appreciate good advertising and design on a whole new different level. Case in point:
Brilliant timing. It’s simple, direct, and that little shock at the end with a cut-off is amazing at securing your attention.
Regular problem – needed to mount an ISO as a drive. You’d think Windows would have something built in for that, but no… but they do have a nice tiny undocumented utility called WinXP Virtual Control Panel. (via http://weblogs.asp.net/pleloup/archive/2004/01/15/58918.aspx)
After a bit of research, finally found the answer to how to set up random values for each record in SQL Server:
rand( CAST( NewID() AS varbinary) )